Oprah for president:
Scores of stars attending the Golden Globes awards ceremony last Sunday dressed in black to show their support for Hollywood’s Time’s Up campaign to fight sexual harassment in the workplace. Many also brought rights activists as their guests, and referred to the campaign on the red carpet and in their speeches. Oprah Winfrey’s powerful speech, which stressed the harassment endured by women across the social strata and looked forward to a day when “nobody ever has to say ‘me too’ again”, reignited calls for her to run for the presidency in 2020. “For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dared to speak their truth to the power of those [abusive] men,” she said. “But their time is up!”
Days later, President Trump said he could beat Oprah (pictured) in 2020, while commentators debated the merits of having another billionaire TV star with no prior political experience in the White House. “Have we learnt nothing” asked the LA Times. Sources close to Winfrey said that she was “intrigued” by the possibility of seeking the Democrat nomination, but that she was not actively considering it.